This surely ranks as one of American International Pictures' finest efforts in plot construction. After seeing some excellent spaceship footage purchased by Roger Corman from the 1959 Russian film NIEBO ZOWIET, the producers edited out the clips they wanted and fashioned a story around it.
The final product cost only $50,000 (the most expensive items being helmets to match the Russian ones, purchased for $1,000!) and was shot in approximately eight days. The story casts Rathbone (in quite a different role from his more famous Sherlock Holmes) as a doctor who flies with a crew to
Mars to rescue a downed ship. The only survivor is Marly, who now sports a green comple...